Welcome to this week’s breakdown of the High School Sports Beat, brought to you by Alfred State College. Many thanks to Alfred State College for joining the Sports Beat family, and helping to bring weekly coverage of Section V High School Sports to broadcast on 13 WHAM.
Now, here’s your behind the scenes look at the production, from the producer and the shows many contributors. It’s week 36 of the Sports Beat season, and sectionals are under way for some sports, the first sign of the coming end of the school year.
We begin this week with a signing day event at Northstar Christian Academy. It’s not your average signing day… Miles Brown is the all-time leading scorer in Section V basketball. He’s 3rd all-time in New York State. And his decision on his next step, was a closely guarded secret.
Kyle O’Gara is up next with our Making the Grade nominee, Eva Boothby from Webster Schroeder. In our Section V Spotlight, we look at some recent accomplishments, including a first ever 100-match winner in Tennis at Churchville-Chili.
Our top story of the week takes us to the annual LAX Fest in Victor. It’s a great day filled with lacrosse, across the many fields on the Victor Central School District campus, and across the spectrum of age groups and skill levels. That is normally what you would find, except when the weather doesn’t cooperate – such as this year’s event. The Modified, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams played on as scheduled though, and the spirit of the event – the community of Victor and great culture of supporting Lacrosse, was ever present.
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We leave you this week, with an Insider weekly feature – looking back at some of our stories from the past 7 years. From June 7, 2014 – the story of the last team standing on the baseball diamond – Pittsford Sutherland. Section V Champs in 2014 and heading for states. The Knights were led by Michael Pringle, who went on to play for MCC, and Robbie Zielinski, who attended Amherst College after Sutherland.